Train travel offers a practical and economical alternative to the car for many journeys, whether commuting, travelling for business or travelling for leisure.

Burley Park train station is only 1km away from Victoria Gardens – that’s just a 5-minute bike ride or just over 10-minutes on foot. There are also stations at Headingley (10-minutes by bike) and in central Leeds (10-minutes by bike).

Burley Park and Headingley stations are served by Northern Rail local services to Leeds (every 30-minutes), York (hourly) and Knaresborough (hourly). However, if you are travelling to these destinations Burley Park station is the closest most convenient option. From here the journey time to Leeds is just 10-minutes whereas Knaresborough and York can be reached within 60-minutes.

Leeds is a major transport hub, served by a range of local, regional and national rail services, including to key destinations such as York, Sheffield, Wakefield, Doncaster, Liverpool, Manchester, Birmingham and London.

The West Yorkshire Rail Network

Rail services in West Yorkshire are grouped around 13 lines, a map of which can be seen by clicking here. Further details on each of these lines, including timetables, can be seen on the West Yorkshire Metro website by clicking here.

Planning a Journey by Train

By connecting with other services at stations such as Leeds it is of course possible to travel by train to a wide range of destinations both locally and nationally. The easiest way to plan a journey by train is to use one of the online rail enquiry websites, such as National Rail Enquiries. Simply select the station you wish to travel from and to, and the dates/times, and the system will not only tell you which trains you should catch, but will also tell you how much your journey will cost and then let you book your tickets.

Useful Links:

  • National Rail Enquiries

    Find train times and book tickets ... plus much more. Visit the National Rail Enquiries website by clicking here,

    Alternatively you can call
    08457 48 49 50.

  • Live departure boards

    View live departures information for Burley Park station by clicking here

    View live departures information for Leeds station by clicking here
  • Station information

    Find out more about the facilities at Burley Park station by clicking here or Leeds Station by clicking here
  • Travel tools

    Access a wide range of useful travel tools such as 'TrainTracker' which provides live arrival / departure information by clicking here
  • Railcards

    Did you know that there are a number of railcards available, including the ‘The Two Together’ and the ‘Family and Friends’ Railcard where you can get great discounts on rail travel when travelling either with one other person or with the whole family? Both Railcards can be obtained for as little as £30 and could on average save you £130 on rail travel throughout the year.

    To check out these great offers visit:
  • Season Ticket Calculator

    If you are making the same journey on 3 or more days within a week, a season ticket is likely to offer better value than daily tickets. Season tickets are valid for 7 consecutive days or for any period from a calendar month up to a year.

    For further details and to calculate how much you can save please click here
  • Tickets

    For information on train tickets visit the National Rail Enquiries website.